Artist Bad Company
Album Straight Shooter
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Intro -x2-: D A  A E  G A G D

A            E
Johnny was a schoolboy
        G                       A
When he heard his first Beatles song
        E
Love Me Do, I think it was
         G                        A
And from there it didn't take him long
              E
Got himself a guitar
        G          A
Used to play every night
              E      
Now he's in a rock 'n' roll outfit
    G              A
And everything's alright
D         E    D E
Don't you know?


A               E
Johnny told his Mama,
G                      A
"Hey, Mama, I'm goin' away
                  E
I'm Gonna hit the big time
      G                 A
Gonna be a big star someday"
          E
Mama came to the door
       G               A
With a teardrop in her eye
              E
Johnny said, "Don't cry, Mama"
G                    A
Smiled and waved goodbye
D         E
Don't you know?
D         E
Yeah......yeah.....


E         D                   A
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
D         E
Don't you know
D         E
Don't you know
E         D                   A
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
    G                                   D
And all the world will love you just as long
               E  D E
As long as you are


A             E
Johnny made a record
     G                     A
Went straight up to number one
         E
Suddenly everyone loved
   G                 A
To hear him sing his song
             E
Watchin' the world go by
G                     A
Surprisin' it goes so fast
               E 
Johnny looked around him and said,
         G                    A
"Well, I made the big-time at last"
D         E
Don't you know?
D         E
Don't you know?


E         D                   A
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
D         E
Don't you know
D         E
Don't you know
E         D                   A
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
    G                                   D
And all the world will love you just as long
               E      D        E
As long as you are  a shooting star  -x2-


A           E          G           A
Johnny died one night, died in his bed
          E                G              A
Bottle of whisky, sleeping tablets by his head
              E                    G           A
Johnny's life passed him by like a warm summer day
                     E            G              A
If you listen to the wind you can still hear him play
D    E   D E
Woooooh


E         D                   A
Don't you know that you are a shooting star
D         E   D E
Don't you know     -x3-


D                    A                 E
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na nah  -x5-
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one Comment

  1. Georgia678

    I don’t think the Bb in the verses sounds right…I play F instead. The Bb in the chorus (and all the world will love you) is correct.

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